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Continental General Benjamin Lincoln
Benjamin Lincoln Born: January 24, 1733; Hingham, Massachusetts
Died: May 9, 1810; Hingham, Massachusetts

Battles: Saratoga, Siege of Charleston, Yorktown



1733
January 24 - Benjamin Lincoln is born in Hingham, Massachusetts.

1755
July - Benjamin Lincoln enters the 3rd Regiment of the Suffolk militia as an Adjutant.

1756
- Benjamin Lincoln marries Mary Cushing.

1757
- Benjamin Lincoln is elected town clerk of Hingham, Massachusetts.

1762
- Benjamin Lincoln is elected justice of the peace.

1772
January - Benjamin Lincoln is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd Reg. of the Suffolk militia.

1775
July 2 - Benjamin Lincoln meets General George Washington at Cambridge, Massachuetts.

1776
February - Benjamin Lincoln is promoted to Brigadier General of the militia.
May - Benjamin Lincoln is promoted to Major General of the militia.
August 2 - Benjamin Lincoln is given command of Massachusetts troops around Boston.
September - Benjamin Lincoln commands militia troops in defense of New York City.
October 28 - Benjamin Lincoln commands the right wing at the Battle of White Plains, New York.

1777
January - Benjamin Lincoln participates in actions around Fort Independence, New York.
February 19 - Benjamin Lincoln is commissioned into the Continental Army as a Major General.
- Benjamin Lincoln joins General George Washington's main army at Morristown, Pennsylvania.
April 13 - Benjamin Lincoln skirmishes with British forces at Bound Brook, New Jersey.
April 24 - Benjamin Lincoln is ordered south toward the Delaware River.
July 24 - Benjamin Lincoln is ordered north to take command of New England militia.
August - Benjamin Lincoln arrives at Manchester, New York.
September 16 - Benjamin Lincoln is present at the American victory at Bennington.
September - Benjamin Lincoln joins Maj. General Horatio Gates' camp near Saratoga, New York
October 9 - Benjamin Lincoln commands the American defenses at Bemis Heights.
October 10 - Benjamin Lincoln is severely wounded.








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